This group is for people who want to practice and improve their Japanese language skills. We have 2 kinds of events: "Benkyoukai" which are Japanese language study sessions, and "Special Events" like parties and cookouts.
AdvancedBenkyoukai provide a forum for free, open discussion in Japanese. Usually there is a topic that everyone discusses. We try to keep these meetups at least 90% in Japanese.
Intermediate Benkyoukai are aimed at those who have studied Japanese for 2 to 4 years in a classroom setting. Usually we practice using a particular grammar point or skill. Participants can feel free to use English when necessary.
Beginner Benkyoukai are for those who have learned the fundamentals of Japanese and are looking to learn more. We usually present a grammar point then use that to practice speaking and building sentences. We will try to accommodate all levels, however the sessions are designed for those who have some previous knowledge of Japanese grammar.
Special Events are festivals or parties that are open to everyone. We do not provide any learning materials, though participants are always welcome to ask any question they may have.
Please note that we do not offer classes nor can we teach you Japanese if you are trying to learn from scratch. This is not a social club for people who are interested in Japan. Our goal is that everyone who participates in our meetups walks away knowing a little more Japanese than when they came in. Come to our meetups if you want to practice Japanese and learn more. Native speakers also welcome.